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Scottish Parliament: First Minister publishes ‘route map’ detailing phased approach to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

21 May 2020

Earlier today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out details of the Scottish Government’s Lockdown ‘route map’.

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Latest waterway reopening updates from the Environment Agency

21 May 2020

Following British Marine’s request to the Environment Agency for clarification on its phased reopening of its waterways, including the River Thames, Anglian waterways and the Upper Medway Navigation, it is good news that guidance has been published with dates of open waterways and dates of pre-opening surveys.

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UK Government offers larger loans under Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

20 May 2020

UK Government offers larger loans under Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

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COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay repayment portal to launch next week

20 May 2020

The COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Scheme will officially launch on Tuesday 26 May.

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Thank your MP for their support

19 May 2020

Thank you to all our members who lobbied their local MPs about a fairer, more even support package for the marine industry in response to COVID-19.

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Global Marina Institute Chairman predicts lasting change

18 May 2020

The Chairman of the Global Marina Institute (GMI), Tony Browne CMM, predicts a lasting impact on marina training as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.


Breaking News: Boat brokerage given the green light to resume activity

14 May 2020

British Marine is pleased to confirm that boat brokers can now recommence physical viewings following the latest advice issued by the Government.

DEFRA issues FAQs for inland waterway users

DEFRA issues FAQs for inland waterway users

14 May 2020

Following the Government announcement that boaters can return to the water, DEFRA has issued some Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs) for inland waterways and navigation that users and businesses should be aware of.

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Further guidance for businesses eligible for the Local Authority Discretionary Fund

14 May 2020

The UK Government has published further guidance to local authorities on the types of businesses that should be eligible for the Local Authority Discretionary Fund.

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Tomorrows webinar on the latest Government advice as England gets back out on the water

14 May 2020

British Marine’s weekly webinar series continues tomorrow, Friday 15 May at 11am, with COVID-19: An update on the Latest Government Advice. Members are encouraged to sign-up for free here.